American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Monday, January 25, 2021
Welcome to
American Martyrs Catholic Church
St. Patrick Catholic Church


Administrator Pro Tem

   Rev. Christopher A. Craig., MA, MDiv

Archbishop – The Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson

Pope -  His Holiness Pope Francis
January 2/3, 2021

American Martyrs

   Weekly Mass Schedule
Epiphany of the Lord

Sat., Jan.  2;  5:00 PM   Beth Smith

  Priest:  Rev. Louis Manna   


Sun., Jan.  3;  8:30 AM  Peter Renn     


Thursday,  Jan. 6th ;  6:00 PM –  Taryn Rooks Vires


  Priest:  Rev. Chris Craig

Baptism of the Lord

Sat., Jan.  09;  5:00 PM  Leslie Cozart  

  Priest:  Rev. Louis Manna   


Sun., Jan.  10;  8:30 AM  Elizabeth Harmon      



Communion Service, Wednesday,  Jan. 13th ;  8:00 AM

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sat., Jan.  16;  5:00 PM   Daw White Jr.

  Priest:  Rev. Louis Manna   


Sun., Jan.  17;  10:30 AM   Martha Boswell


Wednesday,  Jan. 20th ; 8:00 AM Petronilla Hutchins Manna


  Priest:  Rev. Chris Craig


January - Lay Ministries– American Martyrs

Saturday  5:00 pm                        Sunday  8:30  am   

Lector:   Mary Smith                  Lector:  Marcy Donohue

   *E. Minister: Ramona Barger    *E. Minister:  Kathy Karmire

January:  James Cruz  & Rich Smith



Church Cleanings


**We are asking for Volunteers to Disinfect Pews


After Every Mass.  PLEASE! 

Cleaning Products are in the cleaning closet.


THANK YOU for taking your time to volunteer   



Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,  I believe that You are present in the

Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,  come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
and unite myself wholly to You. 

Never permit me  to be separated from You.   Amen.
St. Patrick


  Weekly Mass Schedule



Epiphany of the Lord
 Sun., Jan.  3; 10:30 AM – Kelly Laswell
     Priest:  Rev. Louis Manna   

Wed.  Jan  6: 5:30 pm  – Rosary

                       6:00 pm –  Communion Service

Baptism of the Lord

Sun., Jan.  10;  10:30 AM   Cecil J. Smith

  Priest:  Rev. Louis Manna   


Wed.  Jan  13: 5:30 pm  Mass –Parishioners

        6:00 pm –  Parish Council Meeting if Needed

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sun., Jan. 17; 10:30 AM  Jean Marie Reinstedler 

  Priest:  Rev. Louis Manna   


Wed.  Jan  20: 5:30 pm  – Rosary

                       6:00 pm –  Communion Service



St. Patrick’s Reader Schedule

January      3  Peggy Boulet

 10 John Mead           17 Terry Thixton

  24  Judy Saunders   31 Betty Bowers



7 Jane Zatonsky    14 Carolyn Saltsgaver

21 Joe Mahuron     28 –  Janet Paynter



**ZOOM MASSES with Fr. Chris Craig**

    If you want to watch zoom masses from

Fr. Chris Craig at Prince of Peace in Madison

Mass Times:  Sunday's 10 am, 5:30 pm Tuesday’s; Friday's Noon

Prince of Peace Website:


   Father, Thank you for your great love and blessing over our lives. Thank you that your favor has no end, but it lasts for our entire lifetime. Forgive us for sometimes forgetting that you are intimately acquainted with all of our ways, that you know what concerns us, and you cover us as with a shield. We ask that we would walk in your blessing and goodness today. That your face would shine on us. That you would open the right doors for our lives and for our loved ones, that you would close the wrong doors and protect us from those we need to walk away from. Establish the work of our hands and bring to fulfillment all that you have given us to do in these days. We pray that you would make our way purposeful and our footsteps firm out of your goodness and love. Give us a heart of wisdom to hear your voice, and make us strong by your huge favor and grace. In Jesus' name, Amen.


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." ~ Philippians 4:6


   Epiphany of the Lord

FOCUS: The eternal gifts of joy, hope, and peace are bestowed on those who choose to live in the light of Christ.


The voices of the prophet Isaiah, the Apostle Paul, and the three kings – Balthazar, Caspar, and Melchior – resound today in one joyful chorus. They are reminding us that Christ, our Light, has come to dispel the darkness of sin and death and to remain with us forever.   





Reading 1.)   Isaiah 60:1-6;   Isaiah joyfully foretells of the light that emerges from darkness at the coming of Christ.


R)   Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.  


Reading  2.)  Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6;   In the second reading, Saint Paul reminds his listeners that, whether Gentile or Jew, they are all a part of the one body of Christ, the Church.


Gospel )     Matthew 2:1-12;   In the Gospel, the three wise men visit the Christ-child, bearing gifts to pay him homage


Listen to the Word
   As you listen to this familiar story again today, what one word or thought   

   really struck you? What image do you take away from this reading?

Look into Your Life

Question for Children: In your life, who helps you to see Jesus in other people such as a classmate or a friend?


Question for Youth: The star guided the Magi to Jesus. What are the people or events who have guided you in your relationship with Jesus?


Question for Adults: How this past week did you demonstrate God’s love at home and at work?



Future Weekday Masses & Communion Services

          American Martyrs

1st  Week Mass with Fr. Chris Scottsburg, Thursday  5:30 pm

2nd  Week Communion Service Scottsburg, Wednesday 8 am

3rd  Week Mass with Fr. Chris Scottsburg, Wednesday 8 am

4th  Week Mass with Fr. Chris Scottsburg, Wednesday 8 am

5th  Week Mass with Fr. Chris Scottsburg, Wednesday 8 am

             St. Patrick
1st   Week Communion Service, Wednesday 6 pm
2nd   Week Mass with Fr. Chris,   Wednesday 5:30 pm
3rd   Week Communion Service, Wednesday 6 pm
4th  Week Communion Service,  Wednesday 6 pm
5th  Week Communion Service,  Wednesday 6 pm
   Rosary weekly on Wednesday’s at 5:30 pm


Prayer to God the Father of All Life

Eternal God, You have revealed Yourself as the Father of all Life. We praise You for the Fatherly care which You extend to all creation, and especially to us, made in Your image and likeness.

Father, extend Your hand of protection to those threatened by abortion, and save them from its destructive power. Give Your strength to all fathers, that they may never give in to the fears that may tempt them to facilitate abortions.

Bless our families and bless our land, that we may have the joy of welcoming and nurturing the life of which You are the source and the Eternal Father.  Amen.

E6 Catholic Men's Conference

   On 2-27-2021 the E6 Catholic Men’s Conference will be held at the All Saints Parish – St Joseph campus in St Leon Indiana. COVID-Compliance will limit attendance but more significantly there is unlimited live-streaming of the conference wherein individuals or groups (families, men’s groups or entire parishes) can witness and participate with a single enrollment.

Live or Streaming registration begins January 4th HERE.

    Thanks and Blessings – Mike Demeglio - Seymour Deanery coordinator and Dan Riehle – Indianapolis Archdiocese Lead

    E6:  “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes” – Ephesians 6-11.


A   Baby is a Gift -   

CRADLE- 812-752-0123;   

CHOICE - 812-883-2675;  

Adoption Options -  317-878-3412

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444

Dispensation for Sunday Mass
extended  until further notice
October 23, Criterion staff report

     The five Catholic bishops of Indiana have extended the dispensation for the obligation to attend the public celebration of

 Mass on Sundays to all the faithful until further notice



Please remember all those that are

Stressed, Ill and/or Dying in your Prayers

    If you are in need of prayer support,

Please contact;   Parish Office 812-752-3693 or

A Catholic Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic

     Most Merciful and Triune God, We come to You in our weakness. We come to You in our fear. We come to You with trust.  For You alone are our hope.      We place before You the disease present in our world.  We turn to You in our time of need.   Bring wisdom to doctors. Give understanding to scientists.  Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.
Bring healing to those who are ill.

    Stabilize our communities. Unite us in our compassion. Remove all fear from our hearts. Fill us with confidence in Your care.  Jesus, I trust in You.    Jesus,  I trust in You.  Amen.



Membership / Discipleship

     If you are new to either parish or have any change with your phone number or have you moved please let the Parish office know, it is as easy as a phone call, 812-752-3693;

email, or  Stop by the

Parish Office at 262 W. Cherry Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170

Or there are forms at all the entrances of the church.


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"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer,
believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
~ Mark 11:24
Today the Church Celebrates the Solemnity of the Epiphany.

 "The Lord and ruler is coming; kingship is his, and government and power." With these words, the Church proclaims that today's feast brings to a perfect fulfillment all the purposes of Advent. Epiphany, therefore, marks the liturgical zenith of the Advent-Christmas season. — Pius Parsch

             The Solemnity of the Epiphany is celebrated either on January 6 or, according to the decision of the episcopal conference, on the Sunday between January 2 and January 8. The young Messiah is revealed as the light of the nations. Yet, as the antiphon for the Magnificat at Second Vespers reminds us, three mysteries are encompassed in this solemnity: the adoration of the Christ Child by the Magi, the Baptism of Christ and the wedding feast at Cana. Extra candles and/or lamps may be placed around the sanctuary and in other parts of the church to honor Christ revealed as the Light of the Gentiles (Ceremonial of Bishops). It is customary to replace the images of the shepherds at the crib with the three Magi and their gifts. — Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year, Msgr. Peter J. Elliott, Ignatius Press.

The feast of Holy Name of Jesus, which is ordinarily celebrated today, is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.

          The feast of the Epiphany, which was kept in the East and in certain Western Churches before being observed in Rome, seems to have been originally a feast of the nativity; January 6, for those churches where it was kept, was the equivalent of Christmas (December 25) in the Roman Church. The feast was introduced at Rome in the second half of the sixth century and became the complement and, so to say, the crown of the Christmas festival.

      Epiphany means manifestation. What the Church celebrates today is the manifestation of our Lord to the whole world; after being made known to the shepherds of Bethlehem He is revealed to the Magi who have come from the East to adore Him. Christian tradition has ever seen in the Magi the first fruits of the Gentiles; they lead in their wake all the peoples of the earth, and thus the Epiphany is an affirmation of universal salvation. St. Leo brings out this point admirably in a sermon, read at Matins, in which he shows in the adoration of the Magi the beginnings of Christian faith, the time when the great mass of the heathen sets off to follow the star which summons it to seek its Saviour.

       That is the meaning, too, of the wonderful prophecy from Isaias which the liturgy appoints to be read in the first nocturn at Matins and at the Epistle of the Mass. This same thought of universal redemption the Church returns to as she sings, in the antiphon to the Magnificat at 2nd Vespers, applying the words to herself, of the union with Christ typified by the wedding feast at Cana, by the baptism of her children foreshadowed by that of Christ in the waters of the Jordan.

Formerly the Epiphany was an additional day for solemn baptisms.